Of course I loved this book! What's not to like about a book that says butter, meat and cheese are good for you? All jokes aside, this is a book that everyone should read. Everyone. Carnivores, omnivores, vegetarians, vegans. Find out how the dietitians and food scientists have apparently been lying to the to Western world for the last fifty years. We have been relying on their dietary advice in our efforts to stave off degenerative diseases such as heart disease and cancer, yet it seems that much of this advice has been based on flawed data. Scientists who have attempted to prove the efficacy of the recommended diet (low in animal fats, high in grains and vegetables) have failed. Scientists who have evidence that the standard dietary recommendations are not all they're cracked up to be, have been ridiculed and frozen out of their chosen fields of research. Teicholz has done a meticulous job of research over many years, and has interviewed many of the key players in the world of Western food science. (Fully one third of the text is references and bibliography.) The result is an astonishing read. No, it's not light entertainment, although it isn't dry-as-dust either. I read it in four or five sittings. There is too much information to take in all at once. Do yourself a favour and take a look.
This book is frightening, a real horror story on the deception of the history of western diet and the food pyramid. The facts speak for themselves. The last third of the book is all the references used. I learnt the difference in determining facts from “not” looking at epidemiology pseudo science. Can’t believe their are scientists out there who use epidemiology as a basis for their scientific analysis - shame on them. I was disillusioned by so called investigating reporters, but Nina’s thoroughness has given me faith that there are still some amazing journalists out there. Deep respect to you Nina. This book is dangerous, be careful sharing the information contained in this book to people you know; like myself they hate finding out they have been deceived and literally poisoned most of their lives- by their own government and health professionals.
This is a brilliant piece of investigative writing.It is detailed and convincing and a very broad coverage of the controversial statements and directives given by so many "professionals" which is not always based on sound research. I had already altered my diet to include more butter meat and cheese and seen the results in better health and better blood test results. This book should be widely read.
A really interesting read about the history of our nutritional dogma. This book was eye-opening and shows the political momentum behind (or obscuring) the science. Anyone interested in their own health would be wise to read this. Even if you don't change the way you eat as a result, it is loaded with fascinating facts and confronting information.
I am profoundly glad to have come across this book. It has clarified the direction I should be taking with my diet which is contrary to the path I would have otherwise pursued. Instead of a diet dominated by plant food, I will be reintroducing more meat and saturated animal fat, thanks to the revelations in this book.
At last, a seemingly independent and unbiased look at the research of the last fifty years and the 'facts' related to that. It's good to have this kind of examination of the food related issues but it's scary to realise how much of this 'education' has been driven by the personal views of 'scientists' and by the grant allocations of vested interests. An excellent read.
Everyone should read this. Find out for yourself how we have been misled for so long, and what you can do about it for yourself. If you are overweight, have diabetes, dementia, ADHD, cancer or many other health issues, take a close look at this
I have been interested in this topic for some time. I really enjoyed this collation of scientific information on fat and the research on its effects. Not surprising to me as I have followed fringe nutrition for some time now due to concerns about the mainstream recommendations. Do give it a go especially if you have a science background like myself.